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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Oct 20, 2017


The rains have showed up in full force and as a result the Capilano River has come up and the last of the chinook and coho that were staging off the mouth of the river have gone up the river, officially marking the end of the Cap Mouth season.

If you are looking for opportunities to head out saltwater fishing, although the Cap is done, there are good numbers of chum showing up off the Fraser. The test sets these past few days have been good, the best of the month actually, so it looks like the peak of that run is here right now. That being said, there have been some intense winds and rains, so not many or any people have been out off the South Arm of the Fraser.

It is a little early for good numbers of winter chinook to be around so at the moment we are either doing boat maintenance or looking for a window in the weather to go down to the South Arm and catch some chum and coho.

If you are in town and looking to head out fishing, I would recommend a sturgeon trip. I always take a day or two this time of year to head out sturgeon fishing and did just that yesterday and had a great time. It is peak season for this fishery and these fish pull hard and often jump, coming clear out of the water. If you would like to give it a try, give us a call at 778-788-8582 and we will set you up with one of our guides.

See you in the shop or out on the water!

Jason Tonelli